Mrs. Baker's Class Newsletter-

September 8,2016

What is going on?

Writing: Students will learn to create a brainstorming list as the 1st step in the writing process. Then students will make a sketch plan to help them draft their story.

Reading: In Reader’s Workshop we will be focusing on main characters and setting. We will also be comparing and contrasting stories by the same author.

Math: We will continue the study of place value. Students will determine if a number is even or odd, compare numbers, and play corresponding math games. We will use number lines and open number lines to solve math problems including those with larger numbers.

Social Studies: We will wrap up the unit of historical figures and move into National Symbols. We will cover the Unites States flag, pledge, and anthem. Students will learn what the words actually mean and the history behind them.

Today in their planner, I am sending home three pages that have to do with starting Genius Hour- If you could please help your child fill it out and bring it back to school- This will help me guide them into their first project. I appreciate your help!


Sept 8th Club Night 6:30

Sept 9th- Homework Starts- Print it from my website-

Sept- 28th Early Release

Sept- 29 and 30th Fall Pictures

Oct- 10th Conference Day

PTA News-

Spirit Wear T-shirts

School spirit t-shirts are on sale now!

You can order your t-shirt online only by visiting the Sommer PTA website. There are red dri-fit and black cotton t-shirts available for adults and students. Show your school spirit by following the steps below to order today! The deadline for ordering -t-shirts for the 2016-2017 school year is Sept. 23rd. Please contact Spirit Wear Chairs, Jessica Blanchard or Carmen Padua for any questions at this


1. Go to the Sommer PTA website (

2. Click on "store" tab in the upper right.

3. Pick spirit wear items using the drop down menus then purchase. (Please note you will need to sign in with an email and password in order to complete your purchase and your personal info will not be shared with any outside resources.)

Note: Please know the ladies cut shirt runs SMALL, please order at least one size larger than normal for the ladies cut.


The order will be placed after the deadline above. Once shirts arrive, they will be sorted and distributed to your student at school. Expect delivery to be mid-October.

We will post updates on the Sommer PTA Facebook page when shirts are delivered.

PTA Volunteers

Parents, we’d love your help this year to make our PTA great. Any time you can give us is greatly appreciated, and we can find a spot for everyone! The Volunteer Opportunities flyers came home in last week’s Thursday folders. You can also find these descriptions on the PTA website ( ), under the Volunteer SignUp tab.

Book Orders are Due Tomorrow-